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Old 10-08-2017, 01:35 PM
 
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My first choice with Paris and London would be Amsterdam. It meets most of your criteria well.

I might also consider Rome, Munich, Barcelona, or Nice.
I'd like to go to Nice!
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Old 10-08-2017, 01:38 PM
 
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Sounds like you spent 24-36 hours in each city.

OP how long is your planned vacation? What time of year?

I'm not quite sure yet. Very beginning stages of deciding on where to go. Ideally 3 weeks but if not, I won't add a third location unless it's within France or England.
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Old 10-08-2017, 01:40 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Nice & the South of France would be good. Personally I would not go to Roma, unless I could spend a week there, there is a lot to see & do. Don't over book the itinerary.
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Old 10-08-2017, 02:07 PM
 
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I would probably add in Amsterdam. Less travel time!

The old standard first trip to Europe was always LPR(London, Paris, and Rome).
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Old 10-08-2017, 02:37 PM
 
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Interesting how folks focus on the big cities. Force of habit, perhaps? Take the UK as an example. Why London when you have beautiful places like the Dorset and Devon coasts, the Lake district, Oxford and Cotswolds? (and the public transport is great among these areas, too, although not as much used by tourists). Holland? See Amsterdam for a few days, then see Kinderdijk , which is like nothing else in the world. France, Paris for a few days, then start seeing the rest of France. Pick a direction. There are great sites, and history, in every direction. Don't want to drive? Book a motorcoach tour. But get out of the Capitals if you really want to see a country.

US is no different. No one would say they "saw the US" by just visiting NYC or DC.
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Old 10-08-2017, 03:30 PM
 
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Prague. Hands down. You will see untouched architecture since the 7-800s. Unlike a-n-y other European city.
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Old 10-08-2017, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Prague. Hands down. You will see untouched architecture since the 7-800s. Unlike a-n-y other European city.
I agree. Also consider Krakow if you want something different.
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Old 10-08-2017, 07:56 PM
 
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Good idea to stay in the UK and France; you will see the rest of Europe in your lifetime. I would go for Nice and the south of France if you're into warm weather, scenery, and luxury; or Edinburgh if you're into cool weather and history.
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:22 AM
 
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Why restrict yourself to major cities? Get a rental car and visit the Loire valley or Normandy, for example. Or, take the TGV to Strasbourg, a beautiful mid-sized city.

Personally, I find major cities have a certain sameness everywhere. Guess there's only so many ways to build a city. The differences lie in the countryside and smaller cities. Yes, there are exceptions, but they're rapidly disappearing. Take Beijing. On my first visit in 2006, the hutongs were fascinating. Visiting twice in the past few years, They were almost completely gone, replaced by high-rises just like you'd find anywhere else. (yes, the Forbidden City and my favorite, Garden of Heaven, are still there.)
Whoever chooses to visit London and Paris in one trip is very unlikely to know about Loire Valley, or Normandy/Mont St Michel, or Strasbourg. They love large famous cities, and mostly likely will add Amsterdam if not Rome or Venice into the list. Reims is only an hour away and is well worth seeing. Even Lyon/Bordeaux are one 2 hours from Paris by the TGV.

I myself will visit Strasbourg, Colmar and other parts of Alsace in a few days. The weather is supposed to be sunny and warm

Agree with you about Beijing. The government did a horrible job in preserving old architecture. Now it is too late.
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:26 AM
 
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Good idea to stay in the UK and France; you will see the rest of Europe in your lifetime. I would go for Nice and the south of France if you're into warm weather, scenery, and luxury; or Edinburgh if you're into cool weather and history.
France is a lot more than Paris and Cote d'azur. Nice is pretty far from Paris and is not connected by the high speed trains. South of France deserves a separate one-week trip alone.
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